Reformat your USB disk prior to upgrades please.

Albert Cahalan acahalan at
Tue Aug 7 13:20:17 EDT 2007

On 8/7/07, C. Scott Ananian <cscott at> wrote:
> On 8/6/07, Albert Cahalan <acahalan at> wrote:
> > Richard A. Smith writes:
> >
> > > If you are having trouble with your upgrade please do the following:
> [...]
> > > - Follow the instructions _exactly_.
> > >
> > > Any deviation from the above and your XO will probably not activate.
> > The new script notices that the installed firmware is old, and then
> > skips writing the activation key. It does flash the firmware and OS
> > image though. The laptop appears to never write the key.
> We do check the firmware and refuse the write the activation lease if
> doing so would corrupt your flash stick.  We then upgrade the
> firmware.  *LEAVE THE STICK IN* as you reboot after the firmware is
> upgraded and things will Just Work for you.

I followed the instructions. Seriously, just try it.
(B2, build 303, old firmware)

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